To make greater. To multiply. To produce more. (1) The produce of land; (2) the offspring of animals. Increase, affidavit of. Affidavit of payment of increased costs, produced on taxation. Increase, costs of. In English law. It was formerly a practice with the jury to award to the successful party in an action the nominal sum of 40s. only for his costs; and the court assessed by their own officer the actual amount of the successful party’s costs; and the amount so assessed, pver and above the nominal sum awarded by the jury, was thence called “coBts of increase.” Lush, Com. Law Pr. 775. The practice has now wholly ceased. Rapal. & Law.